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This was a great tour. Skipping those long lines is so wonderful! Our guide Valentina was superb - she was very knowledgeable, engaging and a great storyteller - made the ancient history and people come alive. She was also very patient and considerate of all the people in the group, and answered our many questions thoughtfully and expertly, and with humour.
Note: Although I highly recommend this tour, I do want to raise a specific issue that the tour company needs to address: the tour information clearly states that Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is NOT recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. In our tour group, an obese and very unfit woman that had to walk using a crutch was permitted to do the tour. It caused delays for the whole group and required Valentina to have to go out of her way to make special compensation for her I must acknowledge Valentina was very accommodating and totally professional in spite of the challenges and delay this caused. There is alot of walking in this walking tour including flights of stairs, hills etc. I don't think this woman should have been permitted to do this tour. The company should consider providing special tours for people with accessibility issues who can have any special needs provided for. The effect was that our tour ran half an hour over time and several people who had other time-bound commitments had to leave without finishing the full tour. I don't think this is acceptable.
Fantastic tour with a brilliant guide, can really strongly recommend. Only negative was that we started a bit later than stated but did not affect the enjoyment.
When in Rome, take this tour. Absolutely worth every minute and penny spent here!
Our English tour guide was Italian native Claudia a very knowledgeable, patient, articulated, and nice person. Three hours were all filled with information and enough time to make some stops at sites to take pictures yet... no waste of time.
Our group was comprised of some 15 people including two or three toddlers whom Claudia would absolutely include via eye contact when giving us her explanations on each site.
The meeting point can be a bit complicated to understand but if you read well-provided directions in advance while seeing your map of the area, you should not have a problem finding the place.
I highly recommend this tour to anybody visiting Rome!!!
Do not settle for just viewing the above ground magnificent jewels, go deep with this tour!
Beautiful and informative tour!!!! Our tour guide Luciana was great, she remembered everyone's names and made everyone on the tour feel included. Luciana also gave us great tips on where to eat and what to see in Rome after our tour.
We learned so much from Alex our guide.. We passed all the horribly long lines.
This tour was great! I would definitely recommend a tour around Ancient Rome and the Colosseum.
Great tour. Must see and I would suggest the skip the line guided tour. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Also she spoke very good English. The tour itself was well organized.
Francesca our tour guide was fantastic - very knowledgable and great fun!
Brenda was a great tour guide, an actual professional archaeologist. she introduced herself, asked our names, was polite, knowlegeable, answered all our questions, pointed the best photo spots, was informative but at the same time entertaining. I highly recomend this tour guide!!!! Made our experience a memorable one!!